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COMBO: Lunch at Pope’s Summer Residence with Ultimate Vatican Tour

Via Cavour 224 for the shuttle bus to Castel Gandolfo
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9 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people




For a heaven-sent day in the nearby hillside, escape the hectic energy of the Eternal City. Exploring the papal palace and manicured Barberini Gardens, as well as participating in a hands-on cooking lesson where you’ll master age-refined recipes originating from the papal estate, is all part of our special collaboration with the Vatican Museums.

The most charming resort in the Roman countryside, Castel Gandolfo, benefits from an outstanding location overlooking the fantastically azure volcanic lake. In the first century AD, the emperor Domitian constructed a vacation home here, the ruins of which are now part of the Pontifical Villas estate. On this fascinating day excursion, learn what drew them to the area.


  • Student has to bring a valid Student ID card
  • Strict dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Student has to bring a valid Student ID card
  • Strict dress code: Shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Please note - the Vatican has a very strict security restrictions. Due to metal detectors at the entrances of most it is forbidden to bring the following:
  • Weapons and blunt objects (knives, long umbrellas, etc.)
  • Glass bottles, aerosol sprays, and alcohol
  • Bicycles, skates, and segways
  • Luggage
  • Pets
  • Please note also that - the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica maintains a strict dress code all year-round. All visitors must have their shoulders covered and pants/skirts must come to the knee. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • St. Peter's is closed during the following times: Wednesdays: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, December 24 and 31
  • During these times the tour will visit other parts of the museums
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months. On rare occasions, St. Peter's Basilica closes without notice. In this case, the tour will include a 3-hour visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel instead of St. Peter's. "


Meeting Point
Join us at the meeting Point sent via email.
Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo's Pontifical Villa is increasingly open to visitors. After the Barbering Gardens were open to the public and the Pope's portrait gallery opened in the Vatican Palace, even the most privately reserved areas of the Pope can now be admired and enjoyed by pilgrims and tourists. From bedrooms to private chapels, from libraries to dens, many of the special places of the Papal apartments are open to visitors along the extensive exhibition routes devised, arranged, and managed by the Vatican Museums.


  • Admission fees to the Papal Palace and gardens
  • Ecological golf car for the Papal gardens
  • Audio guide in your selected language
  • Lunch
  • Bus or minivan from the meeting point and then to Vatican
  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off
  • Food and Beverages
  • Gratuities


Full day (7+ hours)

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Via Cavour 224 for the shuttle bus to Castel Gandolfo


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